Xplicit welcome club favourites NOISIA
Proving your old friends are your best friends, Xplicit welcome club favourites NOISIA back to the capital for yet another triple bill event at Edinburgh Uni’s Potterrow. ‘The first time they played for us was back in 2006,’ says promoter Simon McGrath. ‘That was one of those events that stands out from the others and personally they’re one of my favourite acts.’
Comprising three friends from Groningen in the north of the Netherlands, NOISIA (read as ‘VISION’ when you flip the word upside down) are the brewers behind a fierce concoction of electronic music that they scatter at will over a range of genres. Whether it’s house, breaks, drum & bass or dubstep, their tracks are as fierce as they are forceful, quickly grabbing you by the sonic jugular. If hell had a soundtrack, NOISIA could well be it. ‘I’ve always been a massive fan of their production,’ says McGrath. ‘They’re able to churn out so many high-quality tunes so regularly with such versatility.’ New album Split the Atom has been slamming all the right senses for a global fanbase turned onto the NOISIA sound thanks to Radio 1 airplay for a number of their releases, most notably the awesome house/breaks combo ‘Gutterpump’.
However, as usual with Xplicit, one headline act simply isn’t enough. ‘For this event we really wanted to offer something that covered all angles,’ says McGrath. ‘So we’ve also got London Elektricity, who are always brilliant, and Nero, who we have been wanting to book for a while.’
Xplicit at Potterrow, Edinburgh, Fri 21 May